Mitra in January 2009
|Born||Rhona Natasha Mitra
9 August 1976
Paddington, London, England, UK
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer, songwriter|
Rhona Natasha Mitra (born 9 August 1976), sometimes credited as Rona Mitra, is an English actress, model and singer. Mitra began her career as a model and first came to prominence as the Lara Croft model between 1997 and 1998. After completing her stint as Lara Croft, she concentrated on acting and is best known for her roles as Holly Marie Begins on the sixth season of Party of Five (1999–2000); as Tara Wilson on the final season of The Practice (2003–04) and the first and second seasons of Boston Legal (2004–05); as Detective Kit McGraw on the third season of Nip/Tuck (2005); as Sonja in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) and her role as Major Rachel Dalton on Strike Back: Vengeance (2012). She is of Indian descent.
Early life 
Mitra was born in Paddington, London, the daughter of Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Downey. She has a brother, Jason, who is two years older, and a younger brother, Guyan, who is a travel writer for Lonely Planet and The Sunday Times. Her father is of English and Indian descent and her mother is Irish. Her paternal grandfather was from Bengal, India.
Mitra played the romantic interest of Christopher Lambert in Beowulf. Her first main role came as Scott Wolf's illicit love interest on Party of Five. In 2000, Mitra had a small role in the film Hollow Man, as a neighbour assaulted by Kevin Bacon's character. She had a main role in medical drama Gideon's Crossing, as Dr. Alejandra 'Ollie' Klein. Mitra then had roles in Ali G Indahouse; Sweet Home Alabama; Stuck on You, and leading roles in Highwaymen and Spartacus. Mitra appeared in the final season of The Practice as Tara Wilson, and continued that role into its spin-off Boston Legal, but left not long into the second season. In 2005, Mitra played the role of Kit McGraw during Season 3 of Nip/Tuck. Mitra then went on to appear in Skinwalkers, The Number 23 and Shooter. In 2008, Mitra starred in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday as Major Eden Sinclair [sometimes mistakenly named in some databases as being Caryn Peterson], and in 2009 went on to star in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Sonja, the daughter of the powerful vampire elder Viktor (played by Bill Nighy). While filming, she grew fond of her vampire fangs, even declining to remove them when they couldn't be seen. "I put those fangs on the first day and I felt they should always have been there; it's strange. So I kept them in through the entire time of shooting, throughout all my dialogue and everything." She also appeared in three episodes of Stargate Universe.
Mitra appeared as the live action model for Lara Croft, the lead character in Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider video game series before Angelina Jolie took the role for the two Tomb Raider films (2001-2003). Mitra was ranked No. 46 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001. She stars in the 2010 Anders Anderson thriller film Stolen, alongside Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm and James Van Der Beek. She portrayed Claire Radcliff in the 2010 ABC supernatural series The Gates. She played Captain Rachel Dalton on Cinemax's series Strike Back: Project Dawn, replacing Amanda Mealing.
|1997||Lust for Glorious||French girl No. 1|
|1998||A Kid in Aladdin's Palace||Sheherazade|
|Croupier||Girl with joint|
|1999||How to Breed Gibbons||Juliet|
|2000||Hollow Man||Sebastian's Neighbour|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||Kate Hedges|
|Sweet Home Alabama||Tabatha Wadmore-Smith|
|The Life of David Gale||Berlin|
|Stuck on You||Bus Stop Bombshell|
|2007||The Number 23||Laura Tollins|
|Shooter||Special Agent Alourdes Galindo|
|2008||Doomsday||Major Eden Sinclair|
|2009||Underworld: Rise of the Lycans||Sonja|
|Separation City||Katrien Becker|
|2010||Reuniting the Rubins||Andie Rubins|
|2012||Crisis Point||Cameron Grainger||TV film|
|1995||Ghostbusters of East Finchley||Cass||1 episode; credited as Rona Mitra|
|1996||The Bill||Sarah Wickes||1 episode|
|1997||The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous||Flora Seymour||3 episodes|
|1998||The Pepsi Chart||Herself||Co-presenter|
|1999–2000||Party of Five||Holly Marie Begins||12 episodes|
|2000||Secret Agent Man||Lacey Sullivan||1 episode|
|2000–2001||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Alejandra 'Ollie' Klein||20 episodes|
|2003–2004||The Practice||Tara Wilson||22 episodes|
|2004–2005||Boston Legal||Tara Wilson||20 episodes|
|2005||Nip/Tuck||Detective Kit McGraw||5 episodes|
|2010||Stargate Universe||Kiva||3 episodes|
|The Gates||Claire Radcliff||13 episodes|
|2012||Strike Back||Major Rachel Dalton||10 episodes|
|2013||The Last Ship||Rachel Scott||Pilot|
- "Getting Naked" (1997)
- Rhona Mitra Biography,[dead link]
- Fansite for the actress Rhona Mitra[dead link]
- Celebrity Birthdays Today[dead link]
- Wiki Answers[dead link]
- James Mottram (2008-05-03). "Rhona Mitra: she's Mad Max in mascara for Brit thriller Doomsday". The Times. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
- Radish, Christina (2009-01-22). "'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' Star Rhona Mitra". MediaBlvd Magazine. Retrieved 2009-02-01.[dead link]
- The Croft Times[dead link]
- Mitra Mad About Her Vampire Fangs, ContactMusic, January 30, 2009. Accessed May 12, 2012.
- "FreeJose.com". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2001.
- McNary, Dave (2010-02-03). "IFC pays for 'Stolen' rights Thriller to air on video on demand before theaters". Variety.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "ABC to Open the First Seventeen Minutes of The Gates". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Andreeva, Nellie. Rhona Mitra to Join Cinemax Action Drama 'Strike Back' as Female Lead in Season 2, Deadline Hollywood, January 6, 2012. Accessed May 12, 2012.
- "Lara-Model als Popstar?". Spiegel Online (in German) (Spiegel-Verlag). 11 November 1999. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "The Laras: a look back in danger". BBC News (BBC). 20 November 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
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